First things first:
We will later need the CentOS install ISO, depending on you internet connection it could be a good idea to start the download now.
My Demo uses this (64-Bit) image:
You could also use the latest CentOS 6 minimal iso from one of the mirrors on http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/x86_64/
But be aware that setup could differ when using an other iso.
Open up VMware Workstation
Go to File -> New virtual Machine…
A Wizard to create the virtual machine will start, I will post all screens of the wizard with my setting but mostly without comment.
I don’t want VMware Workstation to mess with my setup…
I’ll give the VM 2 CPUs with 2 Cores each but not really necessaryuse what you can spare to speed up the installation a bit
Ram is not so important either, 512MB would do
use what you can spare to speed up the installation a bit
Use bridged networking to get the VM a own IP to call the web interface later
We will need Internet access as well
Be generous with disk size, it will be thin provisioned
Now you have a new VM:
right click and go to Settings…
Make sure that Connect at power on is checked and Browse to select your CentOS iso
Your VM is now ready for the CentOS setup.
Stay tuned for my next post when we will do just that.